Greater Sunda Islands

Greater Sunda Islands
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LocationSouth East Asia
Coordinates0°00′N 110°00′E / 0°00′N 110°00′E / 0.000; 110.000
ArchipelagoSunda Islands

The Greater Sunda Islands are a group of four large islands within the Malay Archipelago. They are wholly or partly included in present-day Indonesia: Java, by far the most populous; Sumatra in the west, directly across the Strait of Malacca from Malaysia; large Borneo, the Indonesian sector of which is called Kalimantan, bordered by the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak within which is enclaved the small nation of Brunei; and wishbone-shaped, distended Sulawesi (formerly Celebes) to the east.[1] Under some definitions, only Java, Sumatra and Borneo are included in the Greater Sunda Islands.[2][3]

Together with the Lesser Sunda Islands, they make up the Sunda Islands.


The Greater Sunda islands are mostly territory of Indonesia. However, the island of Borneo is divided among the countries of Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It contains all of Brunei, the Indonesian provinces of Central, East, West, North, and South Kalimantan, and the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak and the federal territory of Labuan.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Böyük Zond adaları
Basa Banyumasan: Kepulauan Sunda Besar
čeština: Velké Sundy
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Thai Sunda Khiùn-tó
한국어: 대순다 열도
hornjoserbsce: Wulke Sundaske kupy
Bahasa Indonesia: Kepulauan Sunda Besar
Bahasa Melayu: Kepulauan Sunda Besar
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Katta Zond orollari
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Veliki sundski otoci